Month: March 2016

Culpi is beginning to shape Fluminense

It’s been less than 1 month since Levir Culpi took charge of Fluminense but he is already making big changes in the Brazilian club and he has kicked things off by altering the training routine of the squad.

Levir Culpi stated that these changes that he has been making with Fluminense are things that helped him in getting better results during his time with his former club Atletico Mineiro.

When Levir Culpi was in charge of Atletico Mineiro, he managed to lift the Brazil Cup and the South American Recopa title, before being let go. The 63 year old coach is hoping that he can replicate those kinds of results with Fluminense.

There are also rumors going on involving potential reinforcements as Levir Culpi is believed to be keeping in close touch with certain players that he wants to add to his team and attempt to make the title winning process easier for Fluminense, and the club’s link up with Pokies Palace Mobile will certainly help generate funds for new players.

One of the players who is rumored of joining Levir Culpi and his team is Thiago Ribeiro who used to perform in Atletico Mineiro. The 30 year old attacker is reportedly being viewed as a player that can reinforce the offensive department of Fluminense but it might be difficult to sign him as he has recently penned a loan deal with Bahia.

Despite having spent a fairly short amount of time in charge of Fluminense, Levir Culpi has already identified a few of the flaws of his team is that the squad is unbalanced with some areas of the squad being much better than others and one of the ways that Culpi is planning to solve these issues is by signing new players and cover these weaknesses.
It seems like Levir Culpi has big plans for Fluminense but at the end of it all, the results will do all the talking and will be the most important thing.

Fluminense have failed to convince supporters

Fluminense have failed to convince supporters that they can challenge for the title this season.

This is despite a 4-0 thrashing of Tigres do Brasil in the latest match. This is largely down to the defeats suffered by the club at the start of 2016. Poor preseason was followed up with defeats against the likes of Volta Redonda. The club has since recovered and they have gone undefeated in the last three games. Conceding goals continues to be a problem for the team and the defence was exposed a lot in the 3-3 draw with Madureira.

Ahead of a big clash with Cruzeiro, the club’s goalkeeper Diego Cavaliericlaims that there should be a quick response from the team. A victory against such a top team will help build back the fragile confidence in the team. More importantly, the club face a run of three difficult fixtures in back-to-back weekends. The match against Cruzeiro will be followed by a game against Flamengo with Botafogo next in line.Cavalieri says that victories from these matches will give his team a peace of mind that they are searching for in the last few weeks. Cavalieri also laid the blame for conceding three goals in the game against Madureiraon the sending off of Ernani.

“There are three matches against big teams. The collection comes from the United States (in the preseason). We have to find as soon as possible. A winning streak will give greater peace of mind. You have to have a system that works. No use leaving exposed defender. Against Madureira, had difficulties even with one more. We have to get it right as soon as possible. When we had this organization, we do not score. We know that our team has quality in the finish. If we are not goals, we will be closer to the goal,” said Cavalieri.